Add support for Business Connectivity Services (BCS) External Data column on Nintex Form
Nintex Forms does not currently support a major type of data field - the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) External Data column. This allows users to lookup data in external databases from the form using the built-in SharePoint BCS interface.
This is a critical component for many business processes that need to tie to customers, products, suppliers, etc that are all maintained in external systems.
We have no plans to incorporate BSC into Nintex Forms for Office365 right now.
We have released Data Sources for Nintex Forms for Nintex Workflow Cloud which may fulfil your requirements.
Sean Megley commented
We need to have external data surfaced in forms and workflows. This is a huge and painful gap in being able to integrate data in the enterprise. Being unable to connect to Azure SQL may cause alternative workflow solutions to be considered.
We definitely need Query BCS in NIntex for office 365- any alternative solution?
Verity Driver commented
Do we know when this will be happening, We need it to complete our Procurement Centre set up.
Any progress on Nintex within O365 operating with BCS?
Mohammed Khaliefa commented
It is a very critical part in a project we are working on right now
In my opinion it would be a game changer. Need to this complete several projects.
Please add this functionality....it is mandatory for our organisation to be able to request external data simply and effectively.
The ability to utilize BCS data is critical for our organization. We would love to see this functionality become a part of Nintex Forms for Office 365. In the meantime, we are struggling to create lookups using REST.